I’m gonna be honest with you. I have no idea where this post is heading. This is another one of those “I really need to write something, but have no real ideas” posts. Sure, I have a lot of random things bouncing around in my head. The problem is, none of them is a full post. So, welcome to the ramblings from inside my head.
Saturday, I had a conversation with a friend at work about being jealous of those who knew early on what they wanted to be when they grew up, went to school and got a job doing just that. I’m married to one of those people. She knew what she wanted to do. Went to college and got a masters in 4 years and is now at the same agency that hired her after graduation. She seems to love her job and has moved up to be a director at the agency. I changed majors one semester from graduation, got a degree in communications and a masters in library science because it seemed like the best idea at the time. Then, I got a job at a market research firm and really liked my job there. I only left because my wife got transferred to DC. I then started my library career where I spent 19 years in jail. I’m now 21 years in to my career and I’m still in the same job. I don’t hate my job. Most days I like my job, but I’m not someone who feels like they are where they were always meant to be. Of course, all of the rejections might mean I am where I’m meant to be and that I should stop trying, but part of me thinks maybe it is the opposite. Maybe all of the rejections mean I’ve never been where I’m supposed to be and I need to start rethinking things. On the other hand(how many hands do I have?) I’m 9 years from retirement, so maybe the rethinking should wait nine years. After all, as stated above, I like my job most days and I’m halfway decent at it. Maybe in the mean time, I can write more. I used to be decent at writing. Once I did research for a paper, I could sit down and write 5-10 good pages without really thinking about it. Now, it takes me forever to write a blog post that reads like I did no thinking at all. Maybe with practice I can get decent at it again and find an outlet there until I’m old and retired and can just spend my days doing whatever I want. Maybe I’m just having a midlife crisis. Maybe I should buy a sports car.
A completely unrelated thought: I said yesterday that people think President Obama is going to take their guns. I then said that he’s been president for a long time now. If he plans on taking the guns, he’s being pretty slow about it This morning I had an epiphany. Maybe he plans to take them all personally. Maybe he’s going door to door himself taking guns from people. That’s why it’s taking so long. Has the president shown up at your house to take your guns? Please let us know in the comments.
Finally, in the “people are assholes” category: Alexis Arquette died yesterday. Alexis was the sister of Patricia and David Arquette. She was 47 years old. She was also transgender. Of course the assholes can’t take a break even when it involves a death. People have been running to Facebook to make sure to refer to her as he or it in comments and to make sure people know they think she was an “abomination” and is in Hell. I just don’t understand why. Why can’t you just let the family grieve? Why can’t you, just once, keep quiet? Do you plan to boycott the funeral with Westboro Baptist? Do you really think these comments make you look more “Christian”? They just make you look stupid, intolerant and far from what Christians should look.
dad, librarian, UK fan, Ravens fan, future hermit